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Australia to cancel Seasprite purchase

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posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 01:40 AM
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www.flightglobal.com...


Australia's recently elected Rudd government is to cancel the long-troubled Kaman SH-2G(A) Super Seasprite naval helicopter programme.

"After careful consideration of all the issues involved, the government has decided that it intends to cancel the project," defence minister Joel Fitzgibbon says in a statement issued on 5 March


and so the cancellations begin - although this one was on the cards for technical not political reasons - 10 years of waiting to fix the avionics is bloody aweful




posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 02:58 AM
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It's about time this decision was made.
Even Brendan Nelson ( Now Opposition leader but Defence Minister last year) wanted to can the deal back in May last year (If you can believe the Channel 9 news that is)

Either way though it was just taking way too long, considering the original plan of 2001 deliveries blew out by 10 yrs.



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 04:33 AM
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just seen it was added to the other thread so lets let this one die



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